Joao Alvarez, LAC

Chinese Herbal MedicineMaleAge 48

Joao Alvarez
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Element Wellness

1010 Rockville Pike Ste 305 Rockville, MD 20852

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(301) 337-7115

Joao Alvarez, LAC is a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialist in Rockville, MD and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New Eng Sch Acupuncture medical school in 2006. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Joao Alvarez to book an appointment.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Low Wait Times
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Joao Alvarez's conditions and procedures:

  • Acupuncture
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Cancer
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Diabetes
  • Gua Sha
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Skin Diseases

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(301) 337-7115

Joao Alvarez accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
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Blue Card PPO
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    Very attentive and thorough practitioner. Helped me with several health issues.
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    No results
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Rockville, MD – Jan 18, 2019
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    Joao is my health care provider for pretty much everything except lab work and eye exams. He has helped me to heal from surgery after a severe leg fracture, regulated my hormones and reversed hair loss, helped me to lose 60lbs and eliminate chronic joint pain with dietary changes. Now I see him for tune ups when I feel stressed or worn out. He has helped me so much over the past few year, I don't know what I would do without him! He is very caring and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Rockville, MD – Oct 01, 2018
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    About Me

    Care Philosophy

    Insightful, compassionate and effective. Joao M Alvarez L.Ac. develops a comprehensive individualized treatment strategy that weaves together Chinese...Read more


    João Manuel Alvarez MAOM L.Ac. studied the classics, philosophy and medical anthropology at New York University. He researched medicinal plants...Read more


    • Chinese Herbal Medicine
    • Acupuncture
    • Traditional Chinese Medicine


    New Eng Sch Acupuncture
    Medical School
    New York University
    Undergraduate School


    • English
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Joao Alvarez, LAC offer telehealth services?

    Joao Alvarez has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

    Is Joao Alvarez, LAC accepting new patients?

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    Does Joao Alvarez, LAC accept my insurance?

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    What are Joao Alvarez, LAC's top areas of care?

    Joao Alvarez frequently treats Acupuncture, Allergies, and Anxiety. See all procedures and conditions Joao Alvarez treats.

    Where is Joao Alvarez, LAC's office located?

    Joao Alvarez's office is located at 1010 Rockville Pike Ste 305, Rockville, MD 20852. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    What languages does Joao Alvarez, LAC speak?

    Joao Alvarez speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and English. View profile to see all.

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    Element Wellness

    Element Wellness1010 Rockville Pike Ste 305 Rockville, MD 20852
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      • Mon: 8:00am - 9:00pm
      • Tue: 8:00am - 9:00pm
      • Wed: 8:00am - 9:00pm
      • Thu: 8:00am - 9:00pm
      • Fri: 8:00am - 9:00pm
      • Sat: 8:00am - 3:00pm
      • Sun: closed
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